Vintage & manual lens photography
Ever since I bought my first manual-focusing lens I got hooked on working without auto-focus. Inevitably that led me also into the world of vintage lenses.
In fact, working with vintage and manual focusing lenses had such a profound impact on my work as a photographer that it changed my entire approach to photography forever. You can read more about this in my article: How manual-focus & vintage lenses made me a better photographer.
In the following, you can find my musings about manual-focus & vintage lenses:
Pre-Wedding Slow Photography in Bali with Vintage lenses
Another commercial photography project exclusively photographed with vintage lenses. See how they performed and how we pulled it off.
Ogoh Ogoh in Bali
In this article, you can some great examples of Balinese Ogoh-Ogoh figures. As well as some background information about the origin and purpose of this wonderful Balinese tradition.
First commercial project with vintage lenses only
In the following please find a BTS story about my first commercial assignment in which I used vintage and manual focus lenses exclusively. Its challenging but certainly worth the effort.
Pasar Pagi – early morning in Bali
A set of night photographs from Bali’s largest traditional wet market. Photographed with the fastest prime lenses – the MITAKON 50 mm / f 0.95 and KERLEE 35 mm / f 1.2
Practicing with HELIOS 40-2 lens
PRACTICING WITH MY HELIOS 40-2 VINTAGE LENS At this moment the HELIOS 40-2, manual-focusing lens with 85 mm focal length and a max aperture of f 1.5 is probably my favorite vintage lens. And an ideal companion for slow photography (the lens is somewhat...
Bali Photos with a Modified Helios 44-2 vintage lens
Typical Balinese motives photographed with a modified Helios 44-2 lens. Very unusual photographs – with no Photoshop tricks involved at all.
Harbin old city Helios 44-2
See photographs of the old city of Harbin – China. Photographed with a Helios 44-2 Vintage lens. By DOMINIK
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